[amsat-bb] Re: STS122 with Columbus and the ARISS-EU antennas launch tomorrow

MKM starlight04 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 5 05:31:58 PST 2007

Are there pictures of the actual antennas? What equipment is used for  

On Dec 5, 2007, at 4:56 AM, Graham Shirville wrote:

> Hi All,
> The ARISS-Europe L/S band antennas are now mounted on the outside  
> of Columbus which is safely located in the cargo bay of Shuttle  
> Atlantis prior to its scheduled launch tomorrow.
> The flight will be covered by NASA-TV as usual and their 150kb  
> video stream is also available over the internet. For this flight  
> ESA are also relaying  the program(me) over the Atlantic Bird 1  
> satellite for viewers in Europe who have a FTA satellite system.  
> Details from ESA are given below.
> As the antennas are on the "bottom" of Atlantis they will not  
> become visible until it has been completely removed from the cargo  
> bay prior to mating it with the Harmony module of the ISS during  
> the first EVA on  flight day 4.
> Exciting times!
> 73
> Graham G3VZV

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